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La Rochelle Motel

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Property grounds
Tree Top View Queen Studio - Upper Level | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
2 Bedroom Apartment - Upper Level | Bathroom | Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of La Rochelle Motel

La Rochelle Motel

4.0 star property
Mountain motel, steps from St Patrick's Catholic Church
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

212 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa, 7520
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Kitchenette
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 65 min drive


  • Duvauchelle Store & Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Akaroa Fish & Chips - 12 min walk
  • Mandala - 3 min walk
  • The Hilltop Cafés & Bar - 18 min drive
  • L'Escargot Rouge - 13 min walk

About this property

La Rochelle Motel

Enjoy your visit to Akaroa with a stay at La Rochelle Motel. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. The location and size get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2003
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Height-adjustable showerheads

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 10.00 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
State tax ID – 117237729

Also known as

Rochelle Motel Akaroa
Rochelle Motel
Rochelle Akaroa
La Rochelle Motel Motel
La Rochelle Motel Akaroa
La Rochelle Motel Motel Akaroa

Frequently asked questions

Does La Rochelle Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, La Rochelle Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at La Rochelle Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at La Rochelle Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at La Rochelle Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at La Rochelle Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 10.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at La Rochelle Motel and nearby?
La Rochelle Motel has a garden.
Does La Rochelle Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
What's the area around La Rochelle Motel like?
La Rochelle Motel is a short 15-minute walk from Akaroa Wharf and 6 minutes' walk from Akaroa Museum. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Nice little Motel
When we checked in Trevor gave the best introduction to the hotel and the town i have ever had. He explained where everything was what was good to see and gave us a map with sites highlighted. He and his wife Erica were on hand any time we needed anything. Location was great and the motel was very quite. Very friendly.
joanne, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tranquil and efficient motel; personable and helpful owners/staff; excellent activities, dining and shopping in Akaroa
Charles, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Colleen, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable, friendly owners.
Geoff, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Karyn, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely motel which was very tidy and great hosts. At one end of town so a great place to start and end a walk.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent service. Amazing value. Everything you need in a great place. Lovely helpful hosts. Highly recommended.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Cleanest Motel I have stayed in
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely property. Appreciate the patios and balconies. Nice folks, too.
MARTHA, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hosts are a lovely, friendly couple. The property is easy to find & close to everything. Unfortunately there is a hotel nearby where they played music all Saturday night (5.45am & still going). The rest of our stay was peaceful though & with the tinkle of the stream next to us, sleep wasn't a problem. Love this place!
Liz, 3-night romance trip
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